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Stories & More for Preschoolers: Thursday mornings @11:00

Come enjoy these weekly gatherings for preschool children and their caregivers, every Thursday morning at 11:00 am. Our own Maryellen Paull leads a lively hour with stories, songs, and hands-on crafts, providing youngsters with a fun and engaging learning environment. It’s also a great way for kids and parents to connect with other families, and to discover all that the library has to offer. No reservations are required – just drop in and join the fun!

Holiday Book Drive: through December 17

Help spread the gift of reading throughout the Glen Lake area and beyond by  participating in our annual holiday children’s book drive. In partnership with the Friends of the Glen Lake Library, we’re collecting new children’s books for preschoolers through grade 6. Your gift-wrapped books can be delivered to the library or the Cottage Book Shop through Saturday December 17th, after which they’ll be distributed at Glen Lake Schools and other area partners. A ‘Wish-List” is available at both locations to help you select an appropriate book. Please note that the Cottage Book Shop will again provide a 20% discount on any books purchased for this program, along with complimentary gift wrapping.

Picture Perfect Sleeping Bear: December 15

The Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes will help tell “the rest of the story” expanding on their wonderful new book Picture Perfect Sleeping Bear. They’ve invited some special guests to share their photos and memories of our national lakeshore, offering a personal, local perspective on the legacy of the S.B. Dunes. Presenters will include Mike Bolton, Dave Taghon, Amy Ellison, Dale DeVries and Kerry Kelly. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own photos, on a flash drive, to share via our large-screen TV.  Copies of the book, perfect for your home library or holiday gift-giving, will also be available to purchase. The program will take place at 7:00 pm in our Program Room.

TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten

Here’s a great new resource to support early childhood learning, delivered right to your cell phone. Register via a brief online form, and receive 8 – 10 text messages per month, each outlining a simple activity you can share with your little one. Or, even more simply, just text TALK to 75547. Many thanks to the Ypsilanti District Library and their partners for making this service available to all Michigan residents!

Michigan Notable Books

Each year, the Library of Michigan’s Notable Book list features 20 titles, published during the previous calendar year, which are about or set in Michigan, or written by a Michigan author. Selections include a variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction, that appeal to many audiences and explore topics and issues close to the hearts of Michigan residents. More than ever, this year’s selections celebrate the diverse voices and experiences that define our state. For more information about Michigan Notable Books, including interviews with Notable authors, click here. Michigan Notables are well-represented in our collection: search “Michigan Notable Books” in our catalog. 

Ode to Asparagus: June 4

Many thanks to our poets and enthusiastic audience for our standing-room-only Ode. Click here for a copy of the all the poems submitted for our reading.

Living Nations, Living Words: Remembering Chiaboos   

This poetry reading exploring Native and Hungarian perspectives was canceled until further notice. For information about the poets, see their websites: Dr. Gordon Henry , Kimberly Blaeser  and Gabor Gyukics. For more information about Native Nations poets, visit Living Nations, Living Words.

Virtual Programs, Winter-Spring 2021: Resources

Tech Tips, with Steve Stanton

How to Get the Most out of Zoom and  How to Get the Most out of your iPhone or iPad.

Dinner with Friends, Abra Berens & special guests

Evan Hanczor, Table of Contents: Changua

Shauna Sever, Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland: Nebraskan Runzas & Cassata Cake

Abra Berens, Ruffage: Featured recipes. For recordings of Abra’s programs, click here.

Evergreen Organics Michigan: Hemp Horizons

Zoom presentation; websites & reading list.